ANTI-AGING EFFECTS OF L-ARGININE
l-Arginine is one of the most metabolically versatile amino acids. In addition to its role in the synthesis of nitric oxide, l-arginine serves as a precursor for the synthesis of polyamines, proline, glutamate, creatine, agmatine and urea. Several human and experimental animal studies have indicated that exogenous l-arginine intake has multiple beneficial pharmacological effects when taken in doses larger than normal dietary consumption.
Such effects include:
- Reduction in the risk of vascular and heart diseases,
- Reduction in erectile dysfunction,
- Improvement in immune response
- Inhibition of gastric hyperacidity.